The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas

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The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas Hong Kong Reviews

dudutsbubuts dudutsbu…
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Count to 10000 Nov 02, 2012
You can reach The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas via MTR Sha Tin station. You just have to walk around 15 mins to get there. Look out for the signs that point you there. You will come across a mall, and when you see the mall, go left and just walk straight ahead.

The entrance would be a narrow pathway at the right side. That will be the right entrance. Be careful because there will be some monks waiting at the gate, that will appear to be asking for donation. Don't fall for that because the monastery is totally free.

I don't think the monastery really contains ten thousand statues of Buddha but it is still a lot and you'll come across them as you reach the top of the monastery. The different "buddhas" are interesting because they are not really the typical images of Buddha that you'll see. The view at the top is also amazing. Overall, it's a place worth going to. :)
Around the entrance
"Buddhas" along the stairs
at the top of the monastery
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Kurisu Kurisu
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A nice tranquil place to escape the bustling streets of HK Sep 18, 2011
Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery is a buddhist temple located in Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong.

Well, it's not a real monastery, since there are no monks living there ;)

Can get there quite easy by MTR and walk over from Sha Tin station. If you get lost, just look for the IKEA, which will be on the way to the temple ;)

The main attraction - as you can tell from the name - are thousands of golden buddhas.

You'll have to climb a steep hill, partly with stairs, to get up to the temple. The path up there is lined with many golden buddhas, each one a unique piece of art.

Since the place is quite a bit away from downtown HK, it's not so crowded or touristy.

You won't see that many western tourists here.

It's a really nice place to chill out and get a rest - well, after climbing that hill hehe :P

You also get a quite nice view from up there!

You might combine your visit with a shopping tour to the New Town Plaza shopping mall, which is located directly at the exit of the MTR station Sha Tin.

If you're lucky and go there at the weekend, you might wanna visit the Sha Tin race track, which is famous for horse riding.

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is definitely worth a recommendation for those who are sick of loud busy touristy places and just wanna have some quiet peace for a while :)
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westwind57 says:
totally agree with yoour blog and recommendation of this place. It is a very pleasant waay of getting away from the hassle. I have been fortunately enough to use an appartment just across the river in Shatin and found it a very nice place to live. :)
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012
StephAAMU StephAAMU
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Sha Tin - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Jul 25, 2011
Visiting the Sha Tin - Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery is a great way to begin your exploration of Hong Kong. It is easily accessible from the metro and it is amazing. There are over 12,000 Buddhas, each of them supposedly different (although I swear I saw a few that were the same lol) lining the pathway of approximately 400 steps. Climbing the steps is insane but fun, you have the option to climb steps or walk up the inclined slope. I chose the steps b/c the incline was killer on the calves. Don't you love vacationing and still finding ways to get your cardio/stairmaster work in!

I went early morning around 10 am and there were very few people headed up to the temple. I visited during late June and by the time I reached the top I was hot and super sweaty. Not to mention that because it's the rainy season it started pouring down raining, when it rains be very careful on the steps, I almost slipped on one of the stairs.

The Buddhas are gorgeously golden and they are interestingly intricate. The 10,000 Buddhas Monastery is a definite must see.
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westwind57 says:
totally agree with yoour blog and recommendation of this place. It is a very pleasant waay of getting away from the hassle. I have been fortunately enough to use an appartment just across the river in Shatin and found it a very nice place to live. :)
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012
sethlirios sethliri…
1 reviews
nice start Mar 23, 2011
if you have been to different places. Knowing the life and culture of one country is the best thing to know. going to the monastery is a good place to stay.

a place to relax and a place to know the culture of the country. their beliefs and the way of life.
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